Pestell Joins Living Wage Employer Program
NEW HAMBURG, ON, June 8th, 2017 – Pestell is pleased to announce that they are an official “Champion Living Wage Employer” as they have joined the Waterloo Region Living Wage Network of Employers – a commitment to fair living wages for employees by employers.
Accompanied by Pestell staff, Owner, Don Pestell was presented a certificate from the Ontario Living Wage Network, the provincial association, during a ceremony on Thursday, June 8th at the Pestell head office in New Hamburg, Ontario.
“We joined the Living Wage Employer Program to show our employees, our suppliers and the community that we are committed to providing a fair wage and are invested in fostering a healthy workforce and contributing to the economic health of the community.” said Don Pestell, Owner of Pestell
The Pestell company is honoured to be an advocate for the Living Wage Employer Program in the New Hamburg community, changing the conversation about the minimum living wage standards for all regions of Ontario.
What Is A Living Wage?
A living wage is the hourly wage a worker needs to earn to cover their family’s basic expenses within their community. It is calculated based on the needs of a two-parent family with young children, but would also support a family throughout the life cycle so that young adults are not discouraged from having children and older workers have some extra income as they age.
Living Wage Employers are responsible employers who care about their employees and the community. They recognize that paying a living wage constitutes a critical investment in the long–term prosperity of the economy by fostering a dedicated, skilled and healthy workforce.
Pestell Minerals & Ingredients
141 Hamilton Rd.
New Hamburg, Ontario